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Seward Park Library Gets its New ‘Constellation’ Sculpture

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

The gated pathway in front of Seward Park Library – what was once part of Jefferson Street – now boasts some public artwork. Dubbed “Constellation,” the wooden seating arrangement is the first cycle of artwork by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong for the year-long project. It was installed at the end of last week. The new sculpture […]

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Preservation and Celebration with the ‘Lower East Side Oral History Project’

Posted January 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

The New York Public Library’s Lower East Side Oral History Project is officially up and running. And ready to celebrate. The recently-launched neighborhood history project aims to document and preserve LES history through the eyes of its inhabitants. The locals. You know, not the droves who hole up in Hell Square on the weekends. Community volunteers have been trained to […]

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These Were the Top Checkouts at Seward Park and Chatham Square Libraries in 2016

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:09 am

Using the library is an unspoken form of dedication, whether it be electronically or in the flesh. It’s a commitment that says that you really want to read a given book, to the point where you’re willing to race against the two-week timeframe (plus a renewal here or there) to read it. It’s a patience that shows you’re willing […]

Seward Park and Chatham Square NYPL Library Branches Extend Hours During ‘High Demand’ Times

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The New York Public Library just announced sweeping extensions to its operating hours across branches in the Five Boroughs. Effective this week, dozens of branches are now open later, with a “focus on evenings, weekends, and other periods of high demand.” Here at home, the two local outposts – Seward Park and Chatham Square libraries […]

Seward Park Library a Recipient of Capital Grant for 2016

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

Yesterday morning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced the recipients of her office’s 2016 Capital grant awards. $30 million was awarded to, among others, 92 schools, 9 CUNY/SUNY campuses, 16 public parks, and 5 public libraries. Some of that cash investment is headed to the Lower East Side. Of particular note, is the inclusion of […]

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Seward Park Library Closing for ‘Branch Improvements’ Through the End of January

Posted January 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Starting Wednesday, the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library will temporarily close for a quick makeover. The month-long renovation project will address cosmetic issues within the century-old Lower East Side facility. We are told that modifications include replacing the floors, installing new furniture, and overall painting. All on the main level, as […]

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LPC Grants Landmark Status to Seward Park Library

Last modified June 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission first decided it would hear the case for the Seward Park Library back in December.

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LPC Calendars Seward Park Library for April 2 Hearing

Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:18 am

As previously reported, the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library is up for landmark consideration.

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LPC Calendars Bialystoker Nursing Home and Seward Park Library Calendared

Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

Bright and early yesterday morning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to “calendar” applications for both the Bialystoker Nursing Home and the Seward Park Library.

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LPC Will Hear Cases for Bialystoker, Seward Park Library Landmarking

Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding its second public hearing of December tomorrow morning for a new crop of landmark considerations

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